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What You've Learned

  • You need to understand the basics of IP networking to be able to configure and troubleshoot IP networks.

  • In Mac OS X, simple networking configuration is done with the Network Setup Assistant. Additional configuration is done in Network preferences.

  • AppleTalk is no longer enabled by default. AppleTalk also has changed in Mac OS X 10.4, in that it is now used only for printers and not for AFP file services.

  • A proxy server can significantly reduce your Internet traffic for commonly-used sites or for sites with large graphic files.

  • To effectively troubleshoot your IP network, you need to be familiar with the network topology.

  • Mac OS X provides you with a set of network tools that can help you in troubleshooting. These tools (Ping, Lookup, Traceroute, and Port Scan) are in Network Utility (/Applications/Utilities).

  • You can use Network Utility or Terminal from the Mac OS X Install DVD to troubleshoot local, network, and server problems.

References

The following Knowledge Base documents (located at www.apple.com/support) will provide you with further information regarding network configuration in Mac OS X.


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